"Replete"? Scattered.....in different places not sustained..nor cross cultural.<quoted text>
Gay marriage IS NOT NEW! History is replete with instances of same-sex marriage;
Not Boswell's work which has been refuted.even in the Christian church.
You act as though marriage has ALWAYS been between one man and one woman. And it has not!
Polygamy, arranged marriages, ghost marriages, same-sex marriage, opposite-sex marriage;
The one cross cultural cross time composition, male female.
That demand is not as extensive as u imply. Even in the gay community its not the big seller u indicate. Plus more female couples marry than male.they're ALL a part of the history of mankind.
Besides, same-sex marriage is what our current cultures and societies are demanding NOW!
Seriously VeeVee? All that to argue that monogamous conjugal marriage should not be the sole legal definition. You're smarter than that.Who gives a damn what happened in the past?!?
You want to go back to the days of slavery? You want to go back to the days of burning people at the stake? You want to go back to a time when people believe the Earth was the center of the Universe? Be my guest!
Different situation, different solution, civil union.But we're talking about the PRESENT! We're talking about the rights of people TODAY--based on TODAY'S understanding of human sexuality, human rights, equality...
Why not? If not for SSM, polygamy wouldn't have a precedent. Even SSMers can see this. Again, why does it matter, if monogamous conjugal marriage is no longer the sole definition?If you and a few other "slippery slope" idiots want to argue in favor of polygamy, be our guests. But DO NOT try to pin it on the same-sex marriage movement.